Grass Crowns for Earth Day

It’s been a while since I’ve done some crafts with my kids, and with Earth Day coming up, it seemed like the perfect time to bust out the supplies and whip up something fun. Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates To keep our project as earth friendly as possible, we decided to use an old paper grocery sack as the basis for our Earth Day grass crowns.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates MATERIALS

paper sack

green crayons

glue stick

scissors

optional: flower stickers

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates We cut the bags into 4-5″ strips and colored the blank side with different shades of green crayons, so that it looks a bit like grass.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Then we cut the “grassy” edge into fringe. To add dimension to the “grass” we varied the height of the blades as well.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates  We fit the crowns, cut them down to size if needed, and glued them into a crown shape with glue stick.

Optional: Decorate with flower stickers.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Ta da! Crowns fit for an Earth Day Celebration. :)

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates This is a great activity for toddlers, because when they are learning to use scissors, the easiest cut for them to make is the first cut, or a fringe cut.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates My “toddler” is not really a toddler anymore, she’s really more like a three-nager, and has just learned how to cut continuously. She decided to practice her new-found skills and take her crown in a different, shredded direction. ;)

So, I gave my crown to her. And of course, it’s way cuter on her anyway.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates Especially in her three-nager get up…dog print shirt, with floral print skirt, and her bumble bee back pack. At one point in the day, she was also sporting some cheetah print pants under her skirt, some hot pink polka dot socks, and a tutu or two to top it all off. Claaaaaassic, preschool fashion. Gosh, can my baby be old enough to be called a preschooler? I’m in denial.

Her sweet older brother was a good sport and made a crown with her. They are the bookends to my trio of children, and they really have the sweetest relationship.

Whip up these easy, toddler friendly paper grass crowns for Earth Day! // via Delia Creates She bosses him around, and he is happy to listen to her. …ha! Just kidding (sort of). ;)

Happy Earth Day folks (it’s just a week away!).


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>